Chancellor (E. K. Fretwell) Records, 1966-1989
Scope and Contents
Major subject areas include committees and associations; major university divisions such as Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Student Affairs, and Development; faculty and general personnel matters; foundations and scholarships; campus planning and expansion; correspondence with various individuals; professional societies, civic organizations, and other educational institutions; the University of North Carolina System, including the system president and board of governors; the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees; local, state, and national government; development of the University City area of Charlotte; and the administrative functioning of the Office of the Chancellor. Other topics include media outlets and publications, commencement, minority presence at UNC Charlotte, and Fretwell’s personal interest in trains.
This collection has been divided into the following fifteen series, many of which have further subseries: University of North Carolina System; UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees; Administrative Offices and Divisions; Campus Planning and Facilities; Committees; Reports; Commencement; International and Domestic Travel and Partnerships; Government; University City Area; Businesses and Organizations; News and Media; Honors, Award, and Memorials; People; Alphabetical Subject Files.
For more information about specific topics covered in the collection and their historical context, see the Historical Note.
- 1966 - 1989
Accessing the Collection
In addition to fulfilling his roles as chancellor, Dr. Fretwell maintained involvement in numerous national, regional, and local associations and clubs. Among these are the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, which he led and with which he traveled to several countries; the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; the Council on Postsecondary Education; the Education Commission of the States; the American Council on Education, of which he was chairman; the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
When Chancellor Fretwell retired in 1989, a party was held in his honor and termed the Fretwell Roast.
112.17 Linear Feet (267 boxes + 2 oversize folders [264 letter document cases, 2 legal document cases, 1 record carton, 1 oversize flat, 1 map case folder])
Files that have single dates often actually contain material from subsequent years as well. In most cases, dates written on the original folders were transcribed without confirming them from the actual materials.
There is no folder 59 in Box 10, no folder 61 in Box 11, no folder 244 in Box 26, no folder 704 in Box 61, no folders 746-747 in Box 64, no folders 775 or 780-781 in Box 67, no folder 799 in Box 69, no folder 84 in Box 80, no folders 106-107 in Box 83, no folders 164-167 in Box 88, no folders 236 or 243 in Box 91, no folders 188-199 in Box 202, no folder 790 in Box 256, and no folders 840-841 in Box 262.
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Office of the Chancellor (Organization)
- Fretwell, E. K., 1923-2012 (Person)
- Chancellor (E. K. Fretwell) records, 1966-1989
- Olivia Eanes
- February 2020
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